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Buhari congratulates new Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

Buhari congratulates new Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari  has congratulated Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama on his appointment as Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, following the retirement of John Cardinal Onaiyekan.

In a statement signed on his behalf by Garba Shehu, his spokesperson in Abuja on Sunday, the President said, “As the immediate past President of Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), former Archbishop of Jos, former President of the Episcopal Conference of West African Catholic Bishops and former Chairman of the Plateau State Interreligious Committee for Peace, the President recognises the roles Archbishop Kaigama had played in promoting peace,   interfaith dialogue and mutual understanding between Christians and Muslims in the country.

“As His Grace, Archbishop Kaigama begins a new phase of his ministry; the President joins all members of the Catholic Church across Nigeria in praying for a successful and memorable tenure in office that will see the Church accomplishes great things for the unity and prosperity of the nation, while complementing government’s efforts at human and material development.

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